NTSB Identification: MIA03LA023.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, December 03, 2002 in Gainesville, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/05/2004
Aircraft: Beech 35-B33, registration: N8578M
Injuries: 2 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

During the initial climb, the pilot reported the engine began making a "loud noise and lost power." The pilot attempted to return to the airport, but could not maintain altitude, and elected to perform a forced landing on a street. As the airplane approached the street it struck some wires, landed in the street, and struck several parked cars. After the accident the engine was test run, and no discrepancies were found during the engine run.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

a loss of engine power for undetermined reason resulting in damage to the airplane during the subsequent forced landing.

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